Words – an exhibition by FNCC’s photography studentsAugust 6, 2012
BOX OFFICE The Power StoneAugust 6, 2012
This true story follows the journey of a sacred stone belonging to the Kwanyama people of northern Namibia and southern Angola. Passed down from generation to generation, this stone has remained at the centre of the Kwanyama kingdom, until the last Kwanyama king, Mandume, was killed by British-South African soldiers in 1917. After the king’s death, the stone disappeared. This documentary takes the viewer on a quest to find the power stone. It is presented in two parts: Part One: When We Were Kings and Part Two: Africa Gets Light and Security.
Andrew Botelle and Kelly Kowalski of MoMaKoBo Video and Research have produced about 40 films in Namibia about history, culture and the environment since 1994. The Power Stone has won awards at the Zanzibar, Warsaw and St Petersburg International Film Festivals.
Read more on the Namibian Movie Collection at http://www.africavenir.org/
This article appeared in the January Edition of FLAMINGO Magazine.